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Walkden Medical Centre News

Jan 2020

NHS 111

 

We ask you to call 111 when the practice is closed if non-urgent medical advice is required.

 

Available 24 hours, call for any health concerns.

Opening Hours

Reception hours are 08:00 - 18:30 Monday to Friday.

On the day appointments can be booked at reception, either in person or by telephone, from 08:00 onwards.

 

 

Free Lung MOT

Thousands of people in Salford will be offered a free lung MOT to improve early detection rates of lung disease. Patients aged 55 to 74 who smoke or who have smoked in the past will be sent a letter from their GP inviting them to book a check which includes spirometry (breathing checks). The first round of the lung health check pilot will be carried out at Walkden Gateway before being available in other parts of the city later in the year.

See website for further details

https://www.salfordccg.nhs.uk/about-us/latest-news/salford-lung-checks-given-green-light

 

 

Physiotherapy self-referrals

You can access NHS physiotherapy without seeing your GP first. It can be accessed via the link below or our practice website.

www.srft.nhs.uk/go2physio

 

Free adult learning now available

Corinth Training C.I.C. are offering free local adult education. See website for further details https://www.corinth-training.com/index.html

Or contact Paul for further information on 07482 606808 or email info@corinth-training.com

 

Being You Centre at St Anne’s Hospice

This drop in service is available to those living with a life-limiting illness, who may be experiencing physical, psychological, emotional or social issues. They will take the time to listen to you and your concerns, and work with you to help you overcome them. Everyone’s needs are different, and we’ll tailor your care to your own individual needs. Following an assessment, you may be referred to some of our specialist services, depending on your needs, wishes and goals. Telephone: 0161 702 8181 Email: enquiries@sah.org.uk

See website for further details https://www.sah.org.uk/how-we-help/our-services/the-being-you-centre/

 

Dry January

Alcohol Concern launches its Dry January campaign this year hoping even more people can experience the benefits of giving alcohol for a month which include saving money, better sleep and mental health.

See website for further details https://alcoholchange.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/dry-january

 

Opiates In General Practice

According to new figures published this week by Public Health England, one in eight adults in the UK is currently on one of these drugs, which include co-codamol, tramadol and morphine. There were 141 million prescriptions issued for them last year, up from 89 million in 2008.

If you are one of these people please be aware these medications are highly addictive.

Please speak to your doctor if you would like help cutting down and stopping.

Please see these links for further information. One is a link to a BBC show called Horizon which recently featured local GPs discussing the problem.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000dbpf/horizon-2020-1-addicted-to-painkillers-britains-opioid-crisis

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/clinical/clinical-specialties/prescribing/gp-practice-warns-new-patients-they-will-not-routinely-prescribe-opiates/20039615.article

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Carers

       

 

Are you a Carer?

A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help.

This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability. Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age.

Where to get help

Salford Carers Centre
Langworthy Cornerstones
451 Liverpool Street
Salford
M6 5QQ

Telephone: 0161 212 5451
Email: salford.carers@gaddum.co.uk

Benefits of contacting the Salford Carers Centre include:

  • 1-1 holistic support
  • Social events and wellbeing activities- e.g. weekly carers breakfast
  • Information, general advice and signposting
  • Regular free newsletter
  • Links to other local carer organisations

Young carers

Young carers are children or young people under the age of 18 who are supporting another person with a long term condition and/or disability.

You can find out about Young Carers services provided by Salford Carers Centre by calling 0161 212 5451.

SALFORD CARERS SERVICE

Salford Carers Service has been supporting carers locally since 2001. We offer a comprehensive range of support, tailored to individual carer’s needs.

Unwaged carers are often looking after someone simply because they care, and this can be tough. Being a carer can be stressful with very little me time. I give help and support to those people helping and supporting others.

If you look after someone who has mental health issues, physical disability, long term illness, learning disability, drug or alcohol issues, dementia or frailty due to old age, we are here to support you.

Our team can offer 1-to-1 information, advice and emotional support, we can signpost you to other services and support you to access a Carers Assessment.

Services include outreach services in our local community, as well as working with a host of partners in health, social care and the voluntary sector to make sure that carers are identified and supported in a timely way.

We have an award winning young carers and young adult carers service which works closely educational providers in the Salford and other youth service providers; our support is for the whole family.

We work with other non statutory partners in the city, such as the Lowry Theatre, to ensure we can support carers tackle the poverty of isolation.

You can stay up to date with our activities by following us on the website & via Twitter, or sign up for our monthly E-Newsletter for adult carers by emailing us.

Contact us to find out more:

Address: Salford Carers’ Service, Langworthy Cornerstones, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford, M6 5QQ.

email: salford.carers@gaddum.org.uk

Tel: 0161 212 5451

Do you need to make a referral? Click to download the forms here:

Adult Service Referral Form July 19

Enhanced Referral Form 2019

Salford Young Carers referral Form – July 2019

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



 
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